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Welcome to Clash of Steel

Featured battle : Bristoe Station

Part of American Civil War

Date : 14 October 1863

A short and bloody defeat inflicted upon A.P.Hill's Confederates by elements of Meade's Union troops. After months of cautious manouevering in Virginia, Lee and Meade shadowing each other, Hill came upon what he though was the rearmost Union corps in the process of crossing a ford, and vulnerable. He hastilly ordered Heth to attack but they were taken in the flank by Warren's 2nd Corps who were waiting hidden behind the railroad embankment. 2 of Heth's divisions were all but destroyed, with a North Carolina regt. suffering 70% casualties including all but 3 of it's 36 officers.

Featured image :

HMS Illustrious

HMS Illustrious

The carrier Illustrious returning from Middle East deployment

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources

Gareth Glover [Ed]
Another superb collection of original material not only from front line troops but also from reserve and support services. See review of Volume VI for an overview of the series.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2012

Reviewed : 2015-03-31 08:36:53